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Academy Trust

Central Team

Trevor Orchard 

Executive Head/ Accounting Officer

Trevor is the Executive Head for James Marks Academy Trust, including Roman Fields Academy soon to be joined by the James Marks Academy. He has nearly 25 years in Education in a variety of roles, including 9 years at Roman Fields. He has led Roman Fields to being rated Outstanding by Ofsted and winning the NAS 2018 Excellence award.


Prior to working in education, he was a Project Manager in the construction industry. He has experience in leadership, finance, SEND, strategic planning and delivery.


He took on a significant amount of responsibility fairly early on in his teaching career as a Head of Year from his second year of teaching, which has provided the opportunity to learn from and work closely with 5 Head Teachers over his early career. In his last post, Trevor was a mainstream Deputy, for 8 years and built strong teams of entirely committed individuals, leading the SEND and behaviour teams, all staff in the Autistic Resource Provision and Heads of Year.


He believes that great schools are built on relationships, creativity, positivity, and trust. He learned that the leader of an organisation can really impact on the culture, results and inclusivity of an organisation; and that accountability directly affects outcomes.


Mandy Crow

Chief Finance Officer/ Company Secretary

Mandy has worked in education for over 12 years and has spent the majority of her time leading the business and finance areas, firstly as Business Manager for Roman Fields and then as the Chief Financial Officer of James Marks Academy Trust.


Mandy has had a varied working life including working in a primary Speech and Language unit in a mainstream school,  supporting pupils to integrate back into the classroom.


Before moving into education, she worked for a large financial institution within the central HR department and prior to that, as a PA for a Company Director.


Mandy finds her role as the Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary of James Marks Academy Trust extremely rewarding and is particularly keen to establish efficient methods of operation to maximise cost savings, thereby enabling more funds to be utilised in the enhancement of the education of the pupils of the Trust.


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James Marks Academy Trust

Roman Fields, 11 Box Lane,

Hemel Hempstead,

Herts, HP3 0DF


01442 256915


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